Goal setting and New Year’s Resolutions: how are they connected?
In my Fox10 interview, I spoke with Rick D’Amico about how to give New Year’s resolutions staying power so they (and your resolve) last longer than a New York minute.
Here are a few tips from the video, but I encourage you to watch the 5-minute clip.
1. Use SMART goals. Be clear and specific. Quantify the end result (lose 10 pounds by March 15)
2. Be realistic – Start with something you believe you could achieve. Don’t set your sights so high that your subconscious mind says “no way”.
3. Be in action – Rita Mae Brown said the definition of insanity is “Doing the same thing expecting a different result”. Start consistently doing the behaviors that support the goal you have set.
4. Be connected – Get an accountability partner or coach; take a class. Surround yourself with people who will encourage you to stay on task and on track.
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Also, take time to reward yourself when you hit milestones that let you know you’re on your way to that Big, Bold Goal you set.